Peter Pilotto Womenswear A/W12

The duo's fascination with Asia perfectly merged with their hi-tech fabrics and loud prints

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It was a bright and early start at Peter Pilotto, who opened the day with bold colours, vibrant prints and super modern, futuristic shapes. Pilotto have been steadily evolving their print heavy label for six seasons now and with this collection Peter and Christopher have taken their technique to new levels. Taking imagery from beams of light in a multitude of colours, printed panels were set against dark sections, making the bright seem even brighter.

Our new shapes and textures include ultra feminine silhouettes mixed with a variety of textures from velvet to beading to 3D prints

Cigarette trousers, cinched waist dresses and flared legs all appeared throughout the show alongside a new addition, padded structural outerwear. Fur detailing was also incorporated into a number of his pieces alongside mesh panelling and tunic style gowns. Well and truly established as a designer who more than know their way around a digital print, this season they have matured and broadened the label's handwriting even further.

Dazed Digital: What is the direction behind this season's collection?
Peter Pilotto: Our fascination with Asia.

DD: Where did you draw inspiration from?
Peter Pilotto: A constant confrontation between high tech and the traditional.

DD: How has that translated into the prints?
Peter Pilotto: Through cut outs of Chinese opera masks, the illuminations of the Japanese trucks and bright red carnation flowers.

DD: And what are your key pieces?
Peter Pilotto: Cut out dresses, beaded tops, bomber jackets and tight fitted skirts – pieces which every woman will want in her wardrobe. Our new shapes and textures include ultra feminine silhouettes mixed with a variety of textures from velvet to beading to 3D prints.

DD: How did your soundtrack represent the mood of the collection?
Peter Pilotto: Through the sound of chop sticks!

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